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  • Accepting Registrations

    The first TWENTY attendees to register for both the conference AND book hotel rooms will win a seat at our “ALL-STAR BREAKFAST.”

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  • Announcing Agents and Editors

    Time Out for Writers Conference

  • Welcome to our new website!

  • The September 2014 edition of the ANWA Newsletter is now available in the MEMBERS INFO section.
  • 2015 ANWA Writers Conference with keynote speakers Brandon Mull and Regina Sirois. February 19-21, 2015 in Mesa, AZ. Registration NOW OPEN!
  • All-Star Breakfast, BOB Contest, Critique Camp, Bookstore, Pitch Sessions, Teacher Certification, Two Keynote Speakers, Antagonist Gala, and so much more!
  • Special hotel room rates and complimentary breakfast at the Hilton for conference attendees. Spaces are limited. More details under EVENTS-CONFERENCE.

Welcome To ANWA

The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a peer network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are interested in writing. Our purpose is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and, if they desire, to publish their works...

 American Night Writers Association (ANWA, pronounced "ann-wah") is a unique network for LDS* women world-wide who are interested in writing. The Association  offers an annual membership for $24 and was founded in Arizona by Marsha Ward in October, 1986. The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join.


    Executive President’s Message

    ANWA has been the catalyst for my growth as a writer. I get so excited every time I talk to someone about the organization. I see it as a place where members can develop from the tiny seeds of first writing to the mighty oaks of 10,000+ hours. Whatever writing goals members have, I see ANWA as an organization of support, knowledge, encouragement, and sisterhood. Heavenly Father has blessed us with this talent and desire to write. Let us use it to be an influence for good in the world.

    Peggy Urry
    ANWA Executive President

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    Chandler Author Walk and Book Fest-Action ASAP

    Arizona-local author, Keith Shaw, is working with the City of Chandler, Arizona to jumpstart a book festival in the Valley of the Sun. Festivals are excellent marketing events and create a feeling of synergy and support for local authors. ANWA is excited to support this movement and we encourage our Arizona members to get involved and participate. Together with the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), they have come up with a 3-step plan to make this book festival a reality. Read more...

    Welcome to Our New Website!

    Welcome to the new website of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA).

    We’re glad you’re here! There are several ways you can join with us to enjoy the many benefits of our organization.

    ANYONE can apply for a free subscription to the ANWA website. Free subscribers receive:

    Access to our website that includes writing resources; registration for and information about our events, including our national conference; a store/shop where you can find books and ANWA paraphernalia; a gallery; blogs, ANWA author highlights/spotlights and directory; and books by our authors.


    Featured ANWA Authors

    • Archers Hollow
    • Braving the Blaze
    • Chocolate Roses
    • ColdRiver
    • Master-of Emotion
    • Tanellas Flight
    • Texting Through Time
    • big-in-japan
    • slayers2

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